The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE), New Delhi introduced the national level common entrance exam called Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted for admission to various engineering colleges in India.
JEE Main examination was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018. From 2019 onwards, the National Testing Agency (NTA) is vested with the authority to conduct the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main examination. The major development in JEE Main is the exam will be held twice a year for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in IITs, NIT's, IIIT's and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions.
The Joint Entrance Exam will be conducted in two stages - JEE Main and JEE Advanced. JEE (Main) replaced the AIEEE entrance exam and JEE (Advanced) replaced the IIT-JEE entrance exam. Every year, over 25,000 Engineering and Architecture seats will be filled through the JEE Main score.
The aim of the common entrance test has been mooted to reduce stress on students, who have to appear for multiple entrance examinations and to give greater relevance to the school education, especially the class 12 board examinations.
NTA has been established as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organisation to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions. It is a newly formed body by the centre to conduct prestigious entrance examinations such as JEE Main and NEET UG. The Agency has also vested with all the authority to conduct the entrance examinations in the online mode from 2019 onwards. Here are some of the changes in JEE Main examination after the introduction of NTA.
|Exam name||Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main|
|Conducted by||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Frequency||Twice a year (January & April) except in 2021|
|Mode of exam||Online (Computer-based)|
|Number of papers||2 (Paper 1 for B.E./B.Tech & Paper 2 for B.Arch/B.Planning)|
|Type of questions||Objective-type|
|Contact no||7042399521, 7042399525, 7042399526|
The JEE Main (I) January exam held from December 16, 2020, to January 15, 2021. The admit card will be released in the first week of February.
|JEE Main application form||December 16, 2020 to January 16, 2021|
|JEE Main admit card||February 2021|
|JEE Main exam||February 23 to 26, 2021|
|JEE Main result||March 2021|
Union Education Minister has announced the exam dates of JEE Main 2021. This year, the exam will be conducted in four sessions in the months of February, March, April and May.
|JEE Main Exam 2021||Dates|
|JEE Main Session 1||February 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2021|
|JEE Main Session 2||March 15, 16, 17 & 18, 2021|
|JEE Main Session 3||April 27, 28, 29 & 30, 2021|
|JEE Main Session 4||May 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28, 2021|
NTA is responsible for releasing JEE Main notification for both exam sessions. Candidates should check JEE Main information bulletin meticulously that will contain all the information about the exam starting from eligibility to important dates. One can access the JEE Main notification 2021 pdf only on the official website of NTA. Aspirants can access JEE Main 2021 notification pdf here.
Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria set by the NTA are only eligible to apply online for JEE Main. There are many eligibility criteria set by NTA.
1. Age Limit: There is no age limit for the candidates to appear for the JEE Main examination. However, candidates should satisfy themselves regarding the age limit while taking admission at a particular institute.
2. Year of Appearance in Qualifying Examination (QE): Candidates who have passed class 12 or its equivalent qualifying examination in 2017 or 2018 are only eligible. Candidates appearing for the final examinations in of class 12 are also eligible.
3. Number of subjects in the Qualifying Examination: Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12 qualifying examination in order to apply online for JEE Main 2019. The candidate must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in qualifying examination for B.Arch.
4. Percentage of Marks: Candidates have to secure the minimum of 75% marks in aggregate for admission to pioneer institutes in the country such as IITs, IIITs, NITs and CFTIs. However, it is 65% for reserved categories.
5. B.Arch Eligibility: The paper-II is B.Arch. Candidates who are aiming for admission to this course must have passed 10+2 or its equivalent with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The diploma holders are not eligible to apply.
The NTA will follow strictly the Govt. of India reservation rules belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. In order to get admission to a particular institute, candidates are advised to check the percentage of reservation.
|Scheduled Castes (SC)||15|
|Scheduled Tribes (ST)||7.5|
|Persons with Disability (PwD)||5|
Candidates have to apply online on the official website of NTA for the JEE Main examination. Candidates are advised to check the steps for JEE Main registration.
Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA – www.nta.ac.in
Step 2: Go to the engineering tab – JEE Main
Step 3: A new page will be displayed – www.jeemain.nic.in
Step 4: On the homepage, click on the link Apply JEE (Main)
Step 5: Candidates will find two tabs – Fresh Candidate Registration and Registered Candidates
Step 6: Candidates are advised to register through Aadhaar number
Step 7: Fill the online application form
Step 8: Verify the mobile number and email ID
Step 9: Pay the prescribed application fee.
Step 10: Complete the slot booking.
Step 11: Submit the details and print the acknowledgement page.
The application fee may be paid either by Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking or e-challan generated during the online filling of the application form using online payment gateway facility in State Bank of India. If a candidate submits the fee by any other mode like Money Order (MO), Demand Draft (DD), Initial Public Offering (IPO) etc. will be rejected.
|Online Mode (Computer Based Test)
|For Exam Centres In India|
|Paper||Category||For Boys||For Girls|
|Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) Or Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning)||For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||INR 500/-||INR 250/-|
|For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender||INR 250/-||INR 250/-|
|Both Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) & Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning)||For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||INR 900/-||INR 450/-|
|For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender||INR 450/-||INR 450/-|
|For Exam Centres In Abroad|
|Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) Or Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning)||For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||INR 2000/-||INR 1000/-|
|For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender||INR 1000/-||INR 1000/-|
|Both Paper 1 (B.E/B.Tech) & Paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Planning)||For General/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||INR 3000/-||INR 1500/-|
|For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender||INR 1500/-||INR 1500/-|
Note: Candidates are advised to go through the whole information carefully and ensure their eligibility to appear in both exams.
The NTA has provided an option to rectify the mistakes made in the JEE Main application form. Candidates can avail the correction facility only to the limited fields. Applicants have to use their login credentials to make the changes in JEE Main application. Candidates who receive the message regarding the error in the image are only eligible to upload the image again.
The JEE Main is an online written examination. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for the wrong attempt. The examination will be held in two shifts per day (9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm). Candidates are advised to visit our JEE Main exam pattern page for more information.
|Subjects||Maximum Questions||Maximum Marks|
|Subjects||Maximum Questions||Maximum Marks|
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has established a network of Test Practice Centres across the country to assist the aspirants in examinations. Candidates can practice and train themselves before the examination for the “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode of examinations. At the test practice centres, candidates will be assisted by the experienced, qualified and professional Nodal officers. They will also help in solving the problems and making the CBT format more familiar. Candidates are advised to visit the official website for more information.
Candidates whose applications are successful can download the admit card from the official website. Aspirants will not be permitted to sit in the examination centre without a valid JEE Main admit card along with the identity card. Candidates need to enter their application number, password and the security pin to access the JEE Main admit card.
NTA is responsible for releasing the JEE Main (I) & (II) result. The JEE Main results will be declared on the official website of NTA - jeemain.nic.in. Candidates can view their JEE Main scores by using their application number and date of birth or password. One should also note that the JEE Main result is available in online mode only.
As the JEE Main was conducted in various shifts, only the raw marks have been converted into a scale ranging from 100 to 0 for each session of examinees. NTA score indicates the percentage of candidates that have scored equal to or below that particular percentile in that session.
The JEE Main percentile score is calculated based on 100 X number of candidates appeared in the ‘session' with a raw score equal to or less than the candidate divided by the total number of the candidates appeared in the ‘session.’
Aspirants should note that the NTA score of the total is not an aggregate or average of the NTA score of the individual subject. The NTA score is not the same as the percentage of marks obtained.
The NTA is all set to take its decision regarding the pending JEE Main 2021 sessions. Recently, the government has decided to cancel the CBSE Class 12th board exams 2021 because the conditions are not conducive.
Earlier, the NTA has postponed the JEE Main 2021 April and May sessions due to a sharp increase in the COVID-19 cases. The Agency is likely to release the application dates, admit card and other details soon on the official website - jeemain.nta.nic.in.2 June 2021
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2021 for May Session amid the surge in Covid-19 cases.
The JEE Main 2021 Exam was scheduled to be conducted from 24 May 2021 to 28 May 2021. The NTA has taken the decision to postpone the examination keeping the safety of students and other staff amid the rising Covid-19 caseload.
According to the official notice by NTA, "The rescheduling of the April and May Sessions will be done subsequently and the registration for the May session will be announced later."4 May 2021
The NTA has postponed the JEE Main 2021 exam for the April session due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The online application process for the May and exam date to be out soon.
The Agency is likely to release the revised exam dates and other details soon on the official website. Hence, candidates are advised to keep visiting the official portal.28 April 2021
The NTA has postponed JEE Main April 2021 exam due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. Many students and their parents are satisfied with the decision taken due to the rising Coronaviryus cases. While some students are a bit worried about the future.
Namrata Jha says “I personally don't feel that there was any need for JEE Main postponement because the number of JEE Mains this year has already been increased to four. JEE Main May session is also scheduled. So students had the option not to give this attempt if they wanted to. Postponing exams also creates uncertainty and distress, and postponing April JEE Mains wasn't necessary”.21 April 2021
The NTA has postponed the JEE Main 2021 exam for the April session. It has postponed the Joint Entrance Examination or JEE Main 2021 for April Session that was scheduled to be held on 27, 28, and 30 April 2021.
Union Minister for Education Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tweeted, "Given the current #covid19 situation, I have advised @DG_NTA to postpone the JEE (Main) - 2021 April Session. I would like to reiterate that safety of our students & their academic career are @EduMinOfIndia's and my prime concerns right now."19 April 2021